Shohini Ghose – A framework for promoting excellence in science through Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility

Monday, March 21, 2022 2:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Scientists of all backgrounds and genders, have made important contributions in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), but the participation of women remains low in many areas of STEM, including physics. What can we do to build an inclusive STEM community? Shohini Ghose, IQC associate and Director of the Laurier Centre for Women in Science (WinS) will discuss data that can shed light on where we stand today and describe a practical framework for increasing access and inclusion in STEM.

This virtual talk is free, however registration is required.

About Shohini Ghose

Shohini Ghose
Shohini Ghose wanted to be an explorer like Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian to go to space. She hasn’t made it to space yet, but she did become an explorer of the quantum world as a physics Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University. She examines how quantum physics can transform computing and communication. She and her colleagues were the first to observe the effect of chaos on quantum entanglement. Shohini is the Director of the Laurier Centre for Women in Science (WinS) and the NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering in Ontario. She holds a TED Senior Fellowship and in 2017 she was selected to the College of the Royal Society of Canada. Her popular science talks have received over 5 million views online. In 2019, she was among 25 women scientists worldwide featured in a UNESCO exhibit in Paris, and she serves on the Scientific Board of the UNESCO International Basic Science Program. She still dreams of going to space. 

The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is committed to fostering a welcoming environment and community for all people who engage in our mission to advance quantum information. We work to raise awareness, share resources, provide education and funding opportunities surrounding diversity initiatives, and promote an equitable, diverse and inclusive culture.